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Kington Court Residents Celebrate Wedding Anniversary Milestone

Posted: 26-06-2023

Elderly couple sit together to celebrate and show their wedding anniversary cards

William and Vera Mason, residents of Kington Court Nursing Home in Herefordshire, celebrated their remarkable 69th wedding anniversary on 16th June.

The couple married in 1954 at Elton Church, in a small village between Wigmore and Ludlow. Their heart-warming journey began after a chance encounter at the ‘Orleton Dance’, held every Saturday in the village of Orleton, and led to a lifetime of farming, with the couple living on Wigmore Farm up until moving to Kington Court. William and Vera share many treasured memories, including raising their son Brian, who joined them for their anniversary celebrations. 
To commemorate the occasion, the staff at Kington Court arranged a romantic dinner for William and Vera in the lounge, complete with sparkling non-alcoholic wine and an impressive display of balloons. When asked about their secret to an enduring marriage, William playfully teased: “Stay quiet and never tell her she’s wrong!”. Later, William tearfully expressed his gratitude to the staff at Kington Court for their dedicated care and the efforts made to celebrate his and Vera’s anniversary. 
Operated by Rotherwood Healthcare, Kington Court Nursing Home provides award-winning Residential and Nursing Care. For more information, call 01544 232333, or visit,